Friday, April 4, 2014

Composing Disability 2013-2014

“Composing Disability: Diagnosis, Interrupted”

3-4 April 2014 / Jack Morton Auditorium / 801 21st Street NW

This conference will take as its focus the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (2013) by examining the fraught relationship between the diagnostic work of the medical industry and the embodied lives of disabled people. The conference will conclude on Friday evening at the 5th and K Street branch of Busboys and Poets, where an intimate group of DC-based poets and performers will read disability-themed poetry.

Featured speakers include:
Ellen Forney, author of Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
Ann Cvetkovich, author of Depression: A Public Feeling
Katie Rose Guest Pryal, author of A Short Guide to Writing about Law

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